The General Services Administration plans to award the small business portion of its much anticipated, 10-year, multibillion dollar OASIS contract by the end of February, according to the agency.
GSA will award the unrestricted portions of the contract by the end of March, according to the agency.
The program will offer professional services, such as financial management and engineering, scientific and logistics services, and has separate contracts for small businesses and larger firms.
The market for all of the services offered through OASIS adds up to about $60 billion per year, according to research firm Deltek. The company estimates GSA may capture between 5 percent and 10 percent of the market — up to $6 billion a year.
The Air Force signed an agreement with GSA in December to use the contract for professional services.
GSA has delayed the OASIS contract twice because of the October government shutdown and after feedback from contractors. OASIS has also served as a model for collecting contracting input that GSA has used to build more extensive collaboration tools between GSA and contractors, according to the agency.